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  1. #1
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    First attempt at IR

    I did not shoot these with a filter I edited then in Photo Shop using the plug-in Real Grain. Not the best pictures to try to convert.

    Original



    B&W IR



    Color IR

    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  2. #2
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    Tried another picture.


    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  3. #3
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    Landscape fun in B&W

    Here's an enhanced B&W of a color image I took back in 2006, in St. Charles, IL ... on the Rock River, when the TAMRON SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens first came out. I kind of liked it, your eyes are immediately drawn to the brightest part of the image ... and the perspective lines lead you there, also. So it really works ... but again ... it's also a PS CS3 modification with the altered B&W tones.

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    It comes from this little fella ...

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    The B&W sliders really can make things pop, all by themselves. Rather non-descript clouds now look quite dramatic in the image.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-16-2008 at 10:42 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  4. #4
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    Hello Don

    They both look great. I think it looks better in color.

    Franl
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  5. #5
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    Wink Frosty reception ...

    Yeah, the B&W tends to make it cold and very sixties-ish. I know, I've got a few old shots that look very similar.

    The point of this shot was to demonstrate how well the lens worked against candid landscape shots. It was a beautiful Spring day, a little brisk ... and I toted around a tripod for about a day, looking for some likely candidates ... and this one was "the one" that won.

    Again ... another landscape ... modified B&W
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    and it's source
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    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-16-2008 at 11:05 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Red face Something's test my patience ...

    Then there's that kind of pop-culture/halfway stuff ...

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    What's with that? The "fringe" element?
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #7
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    Very nice shots. I tried to fix the seagull picture but I think I made it look B&W


    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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